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balkman and myth romney to leave florida before the voting began. even perry was already in michigan ahead of the final tally speaking to the gop faithful on mackin yao island. >> i will guide this country with a deep, deep rutter. >> reporter: romney who traveled to the resort by ferry steered clear of the statement. the massachusetts governor and son of a former michigan governor, told reporters why he can be the first republicannominee to carry the state in nearly a quarter century. >> one of the key reasons i'd be competitive in michigan and hopefully win michigan if i were the nominee in part because of the name and reputation that came from my mom and dad. >> reporter: so many political experts say the straw poll won't do much to change the candidates position nationally. they may need to rethink their positions now that herman cain has won in florida. cbs news, new york. >> if you're look to go buy a house, now is the time. what the fed has done to mortgage rates to try and stimulate the economy. >>> well, big changes in store for our warm indian summer pattern of last week as we se
but we could see an upset. >> thank you very much. so from florida to michigan rick perry convenient the murder to mitt romney territory just a short time ago. perry and romney are both attending a michigan gop conference. romney was born in michigan and his father was a popular governor there. and according to bankrate.com 30 year mortgages are at a all time low. one study shows 60% of americans are questioning home ownership. why are mortgages causing so many hardships? financial expert has our financial fix later on this hour. it feels like a short cut, even through customs. that's what it feels like to be a member. anti-government protesters clashed again today in the capital of yemen. rifle fire and rockets exploding. two dozen people were killed today. many more injured according to medical sources there. yemen's president returned to his country just yesterday. after three months spent in saudi arabia recovering from an assassination attempt. the protesters want him out of office. >>> in other international news. ceo of ubs resigned today. the swiss bank lost $2.3 billion in a
down somewhere in the pacific early saturday morning. >>> in wisconsin, folks near lake michigan had a rare sighting of their own this weekend. time lapsed video shows a waterspout spinning over the surface of the lake near milwaukee. fortunately, the only tornados spotted were the ones that form over water. >>> finally, a sight that could put your stomach in a tailspin this weekend. the seventh annual world tamale eating championship was held in texas. the defending champ reclaimed its title by skarching down a nashating 67 tamales in just 12 minutes. oh, the feat earned him $1,500. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is meteorologist todd santos with the weather channel forecast. i can barely eat one tamale in 12 minutes. >> i know. and is there any such thing as a cold tamale? they're all hot, right? >> i don't know. >> $1,500 is not enough. >> you don't think so? >> no, not for me. let's take you to something as far as texas is concerned. there may be some implications going forward this week and next week for hurricane hillary to maybe drop a little of
in the pacific early saturday morning. >>> in wisconsin, folks near lake michigan had a rare sighting of their own this weekend. time lapsed video shows a waterspout spinning over the surface of the lake near milwaukee. fortunately, the only tornados spotted were the ones that form over water. >>> finally, a sight that could put your stomach in a tailspin this weekend. the seventh annual world tamale eating championship was held in texas. the defending champ retained his title by scarfing down a nauseating 67 tamales in just 12 minutes. the feat earned him $1,500. >>> now for a look at your national weather, we turn to meteorologist todd santos. did you see that video? >> look at everyone's face there i'm suddenly not hungry. >> the last guy -- >> it's painful to watch. i don't know how they do it. good morning. want to look at the tropics. we'll talk about some ties to what's going on to our weather here across the lower 48. only one thing in the atlantic with a name, that's tropical storm felipe. that was ophelia. wanted to mention this. you can see that moisture moving up towards t
did this. the bomb tearing apart the car of a michigan man. hear his call to 911. >>> also some incredible new pictures from nasa this morning. we'll explain what it is, when we come back. >>> and returning to our top story this morning. another nervous day ahead for investors and traders after the dow took a major dive yesterday. officially wiping out the gains made over the past year. a staggering fact there. on top of that, tokyo's nikkei average was closed today. but other markets are falling. hong kong's hang seng, down 333 points. in london, the ftse opened sharply lower. on wall street, the dow plunged almost 400 points yesterday. meanwhile, the nasdaq index fell 82 1/2. >>> mortgage interest rates are near record lows. the average now is 4.09 for a 30-year fixed rate loan. rates have been below 5% for all but two weeks this year. it's a great time to refinance. but the federal reserve says more than 2 million homeowners could not refinance last year because they did not meet the new, stricter criteria. >>> also, the price of gold down this morning, as well. a loss more t
somewhere in the pacific early saturday morning. >>> in wisconsin, folks near lake michigan had a rare sighting of their own this weekend. time lapsed video shows a waterspout spinning over the surface of the lake near milwaukee. fortunately, the only tornados spotted were the ones that form over water. >>> finally, a sight that could put your stomach in a tailspin this weekend. the seventh annual world tamale eating championship was held in texas. the defending champ reclaimed its title by scarfing down a nauseating 67 tamales in just 12 minutes. oh, the feat earned him $1,500. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is meteorologist todd santos with the weather channel forecast. >> thanks. it would have to add a fewore zeros. let's check out the forecast for a few areas in the southwest. we might start to talk about tropical moisture getting into the forecast. hurricane hillary a pretty formidable system out there. it is a tight woven major hurricane. category 3 storm. i mention it because of what may happen by midweek. not affecting anybody as a major storm bu
) >> reporter: later saturday, perry and romney jockeyed for support in michigan. >> nice to see you this morning. >> reporter: home turf for the former massachusetts governor who grew up in michigan when his father was governor there and where romney captured the g.o.p. primary in 2008. >> hopefully the people of this state will support me like they did last time. >> reporter: romney has hammered perry for calling social security a ponzi scheme and for allowing illegal immigrants to receive a discounted in-state college tuition. >> if you're opposed to illegal immigration, it doesn't mean that you don't have a heart. it means that you have a heart and a brain. >> reporter: the battle between perry, romney, and the rest of the republican field may come down to who is seen seine as the better conservative versus who is seen as more electable. >> if i had to pick between the two i would pick perry because i think of romney as more establishment. >> reporter: in a cbs news/"new york times" poll last week, republicans were split on whether they want a nominee who agrees with them on the
cain was winning florida, romney and perry were in michigan speaking to the gop faithful. >> in washington, you have people that don't understand america. the president and the people around him think that government is what makes us great, they're wrong. it's the people of america that made us great and keep us great. >> yup, there may be slicker candidates and smoother debaters, but i know what i believe in and i'm going to stand on that belief every day. i will guide this country with a deep, deep rutter. >> though many political experts have said the straw poll won't do much to change the candidate's positions nationally, they may have to rethink their position. >> herman cain in 2012. >> now that herman cain has won in florida, cbs news, new york. >>> they were kicking me out of school because i didn't have my shot. >> students have an urgent assignment. get a shot or get kicked out of school. the reason for the new mandate. >> where did it go? that satellite plummeted to earth early this morning. where nasa believes it may have landed. >>> it's contagious and
including a speech this morning in orlando before flying to a michigan leadership conference. his moderate views may have heard him in florida. >>> mitt romney did not actively court florida voters for the straw poll. he campaigned in michigan today and expects to win an informal poll there. romney has strong roots in michigan where his father was a popular governor during the 1960s. >>> in his weekly address, president obama today stressed the urgency of reforming the country's education system. >> it's time to put our teachers back on the job. it's time to rebuild and modernize our schools and it's time to raise our standards, up our game and do everything it takes to prepare our children to succeed in the global economy. >> yesterday, the president announced reforms to the bush- era "no child left behind" act. that will give states more flexibility to meet high standards for teaching and learning. >>> the president is set to visit the bay area tomorrow. air force one is scheduled to touch down at moffett field just before 5 p.m. the president is expected to attend two fundraisers sunday
're a republican running for president, you want to be in either michigan or florida this weekend. that's where two major straw polls are being held. cnn reporter peter hamby joining us from orlando, florida. peter, why is the contest there, florida, florida, florida, considered so important? >> reporter: florida will be the state in the general election, no doubt next year, one of them, one of the major swing states. but the state republican primary will be pivotal. the candidates believe, people in florida believe it was for john mccain in 2008 when he defeated mitt romney and catapulted himself to presidency. presidency five is the name of the confab, a philly day event, started with a debate thursday night, a conference where they all spoke. today a straw poll where 3500 or so republican activists will cast a vote in the straw poll and pick for president. rick perry is the only candidate competing in the straw poll, courting the delegates. he's expected to win. if he doesn't win, that would be a big surprise, fred. >> let's talk about another straw poll, this one being held in michigan. what's
of the two top front-runners left florida to be in michigan where there is a g.o.p. gathering for the remainder of this weekend. perry arrived there a short while ago. mr. romney got there last night after having spent the day in indiana. so it's a particulay important straw poll, too. there is only two that matter in the aggregate for presidential politics. one in iowa, we saw that. michele bachmann won it but hasn't been able to capitalize on the victory. the florida straw poll, this one is the fifth presidential cycle where this convention is taking place. has been indicator in the past, the people that won the straw polls went on to be president. ronald reagan, george h. bush were all winners. they won the straw poll and ended up in the white house. a lot is riding on this and the perry campaign is looking for a big win. you're right about that. romney is not organizing. jon huntsman is ignoring it. the candidates that took part in the fox news debate will be on the ballot with the exception of gary johnson, the new mexico governor who simply didn't participate. >> uma: it
, and traverse city, michigan. thunderstorms in the southwest from flagstaff to denver. >> 80 in salt lake city. 82 in boise. 70 in seattle. dallas 99. omaha 86. detroit 91. 71 in boston. 79 in new york. 80s from new orleans to miami. >>> and more federal help is on the way to vermont's flood zone. president obama has approved some major disaster aid for storm survivors in addition to the emergency relief that femem is providing as well. crews have made progress though in the meantime, repairing roads and restoring electricity knocked out of course by irene just a few days ago. view in vermont have ever seen damage like, this including coffins washed out of cemetery grounds. >>> on new york's long island, crews are working 16-hour days to restore power to the 500,000 people who lost it after irene blew through there. there are still just under 100,000 homes and businesses waiting for the power to come back on. the power company crews will work through the holiday weekend until everyone is back online. >>> and the mysterious death at a san diego mansion has been ruled a suicide. the body of rebe
governor campaignd in michigan. romney has strong roots in michigan where his father was a governor in the 1960s. >>> at this hour, two americans held in an iranian prison are on their way here. they are expect to the land tomorrow morning at 1:11 a.m. at new york's jfk airport. the two were released from an inrare r rannian prison earlier this week. they arrived in oman on wednesday. just hours after we left prison, we were able to swim in the gulf. we stayed up all night with our loved ones, and we watched the most beautiful sunset we have ever seen. >> reporter: sarah shourd, bauer's if iian way was in oman to welcome the two men. the three were arrested along the iraq-iran border and accused of spying. the three were convicted. shourd was released about a year ago. >>> two men were arrested for hacking into a government website. they are charmed with tampering with the site in december of last year. authorities say that the man hacked into the site in retaliation for a police crackdown on sleeping in public in santa cruz county. if convicted, they could face ten years in prison.
of michigan, missouri, and texas, but not here. the relief is due to sharp decline in crude oil prices. the national average for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.51 per gallon, down from a high of $3.98 in early may. the national average is $3.50, down 9 cents from just a week ago. d.c.'s average is right around $3.62 a gallon, down from $3.73. virginia is the cheapest in our area. a gallon costs $3.36, 8 cents cheaper from a week ago. maryland is down 9 cents from $3.53 to now $3.44. over in west virginia, drivers are paying $3.59, down from $3.64. we have more good news. analysts are predicting that by november we may be paying as little as $3.25 for gasoline. tracee wilkins, live this morning in capitol heights where the gas prices here are $3.41 for regular. back to you all in the studio. >> not bad, tracee. thank you. >>> also dropping mortgage rates. they have fallen below 4%. the united states has not seen rates this low since world war ii. we, however, are not seeing a huge refinancing or buying boom because many americans are worried about buying because of the economy, and man
out there. >> i will eventually. >> chilly day from dakotas to michigan. showers, thunderstorms, from new england to florida. colorado ski country gets up to 6 inches of snow. find anything yet? rain from albuquerque to western texas. wet in seattle. upper 60s, portland. 95 in phoenix. if you find a picture of justin timberlake, let me know. 62 inkansas city. 70s in boston. new york, baltimore. atlanta, 85, miami 90. >>> back to the privacy of my office downstairs. all right, we have done plenty of royal watching over the last few months. here is a little bit more. why not? >> third, what that is the most famous dress in the word. some people call it anyway, the one princess diana wore in her 1981 wedding to prince charles. looks very 80s. right? >> very 80s. little poofy by today's standards. well the dress is the centerpiece of an exhibit opening at a casino resort friday. here is a fascinating little tidbit. that dress has never been cleaned since diana wore it for the first and only time. not only puffy it is funky. >> ha-ha! i have one word to say about that dress, sleeves. sleev
as they have done several times in the past. >>> now to the shocking car bomb attack in michigan. a father was driving his two sons to football practice when suddenly they were rocked by an explosion. an inferno in the middle of the street. a car bomb so powerful it is impossible to even recognize the car. a frantic 911 call tuesday evening, the driver of the car, eric chapell made an appeal for help not only for himself but his two young sons inside. >> my car blew with two kids. i've got two significant leg injuries. they're chewed up pretty good. okay. police say a device exploded in the car. injuring the father and his two children. ages 11 and 13. >> the one boy said, oh, daddy, my foot keeps hurting. you know? well, he couldn't understand, i don't think, i think he was probably still in shock or whatever. >> reporter: witnesses say just before this column of smoke, they heard a big bang. and the vehicle seemed to melt away. >> by the time i got there, the car was completely engulfed. >> reporter: the father was able to get his sons out alive. members of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco
that that says it would deter and keep students safer. >> that was peggy fox reporting. >>> in michigan the governor wants doctors to start monitoring the weight of their youngest patients and then submit the data to that state registry. it will help track the obesity epidemic, but is that enough to do any good? it's coming up on the only local news at 7:00. >>> still to come, the couple that's become an internet sensation. hear what they're saying about the newfound fame. top? >>> we'll show you live doppler 9000 hd. we'll tell you when the showers will end and also video of a tornado in ocean city. >>> but first a fireworks show caught on tape but this one wasn't planned. what nasa has to say about it, next. >>> caught on tape, was it a plane, a meteor, is ufo? well, no one really knows. all we know 100% is that people in chandler, arizona saw this glowing orange light streak across the sky last night. a nasa scientist says it was likely from a fragment of an asteroid that entered the earth's atmosphere. but he says even he can't say 100%. that's what it was. >>> all right, well for c
after a blast in michigan tuesday. police say the bomb went off while the three were in the car. all survived. local and federal investigators are now working to determine why that attorney was targeted. a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of any suspects. >>> well, there is some good news to report on recovery. a california man nearly beaten to death after a baseball game. family members say he is speaking for the first time in nearly six months. he was san francisco giants fan attacked after attending the giants dodgers home opener in los angeles. he spent march 31s in critical condition ever since. often their website, the family says bryan was able to remember his own name and birthday and he is also remembered the name of his kid. >>> well, call it a false start or just practice. remember that woman who started the swim between cuba and florida. she may be at it again. and look who is speaking up for the justice department. on $16 muffins and $8 cups of coffee. one well-known hotel is saying not too fast. you're watching good morning america.
ri are in michigan on mackinaw island but before rick perry departed the sunshine state he spoke to a prayer breakfast of republican activists and made it clear thesis there has to be a kind of candidate not necessarily skilled in debating but firm in his conviction, casting himself as such one. listen to this. >> americans are looking for in a candidate, they are looking for an authentic principled leader. [ applause ] >> think about it. you have seen what happens when our country chooses leaders who emphasize words over deeds. >> . >> reporer: as i said earlier, a number of candidates had an opportunity to speak today. each of them making their pitch why they belong in the oval office but also making a pitch for whether they want their name bhecked off in this ballot. here is a little bit of the speech earlier today. >> when you cast your ballot at this straw poll, send washington on mechblg. they are ready for a problem solver, not another politician. they are ready for solutions. they ready for solutions. that is what the united states of america, the premium of ready for. se
at the straw poll. instead going to his birthplace of michigan. >> i bet you remember my dad, don't you? >> i do. >> reporter: in the wake of today's surprise, analysts say romney is clearly the frontrunner. >> not open to your average political june key. >> reporter: a wild card in the race, more washington dysfunction, even as disaster victims still struggle to recover. the agency that aids them, fema, is now caught in a partisan funding fight. unless congress can agree, funds run out at midweek with a larger governmentwide shutdown looming friday. analysts say the gridlock could be a problem for the republican party next year. >> can they take independent voters away from president obama and win the white house in the fall of 2010. >> reporter: as we said, cain didn't just win. he rolled over everyone beating his nearest competitor by 23 points. rick perry had 15%. mitt romney at 14%. it's a real head-scratcher. one interpretation we're already getting is this demonstrates the desire on the part of the gop electorate for another candidate, a third candidate besides perry and romney to get
in michigan, another state moving up its primary position in the race for the white house. results of the straw poll there, they come out tomorrow morning. t.j. >> thanks to our paul steinhauser and president obama has an important night, a speech to the congressional black caucus. the caucus has been critical of the white house for the way he has handled the issue of jobs, unemployment among african-americans was almost 17% last month. eight minutes past the hour. a passionate plea from the palestinians for their own state. you see the president there requested it. it's a largely symbolling move since the united states said they would veto the move. a short time after abbas spoke, benjamin netanyahu had a chance to fire back. listen to both sides. >> translator: this is a moment of truth. our people are waiting to hear the answer of the world. will it allow israel to continue the last occupation in the world? >> the palestinians should first make peace with israel and then get their state. >> behind the scenes negotiators put together a rough time line for further peace talks betw
the motive, but they have not yet revealed it. >>> michigan governor rick snyder has signed into law a controversial four-year lifetime limit on cash welfare benefits. advocates for the poor warn that tens of thousands including nearly 30,000 children will be without cash assistance starting october 1st. the republican governor says there will be exemptions including for those who are disabled and can't work. >>> there may be light at the tunnel or end of the tunnel for air travelers. homeland security secretary janet napolitano said that you will be able to keep your shoes on when passing through airport security. no specific date was given. she added that restrictions on carrying liquid will continue for some time. >>> and in poland residents are cleaning up from a storm that brought massive chunks of hail. the hailstones shattered windows and damaged over 100 houses. >>> and now here's an early look at one of your top health headlines on msnbc.com. a new study suggests if taken early in pregnancy, calming -- common anti-inflammatory drugs such as abu profen and naproxen may increa
of the sky and strike ground in texas or michigan or florida or they'll plunge harmlessly into the atlantic ocean. >> it is just, not under control at all. that makes it very difficult to predict where it is going to come down. >> reporter: don't panic. that was then. now scientists say it's clear the bus-sized 6 1/2-ton satellite will crash north of australia or near the coast of chile maybe. as this simulation shows, most is expected to burn as it enters the atmosphere. two dozen pieces are expected to fall to earth as far as 500 miles apart. the odds of anyone getting hit are long, one in 3,200 according to an early estimate. but it happens. >> the chance of getting in a car wreck today is one in 16. this isn't much to worry about. >> reporter: ask this woman. she was on a walk when struck in the back of the fragment of a delta rocket. the only known victim of falling space junk has advice. >> my advice is to be outside if you see it coming run. uh-huh. >> reporter: to put it in perspective, the odds of getting struck by lightning, are one in 1 million. it happened to this man three time
south but will eventually do so across michigan and watching disturbances wrap their way around we have the moisture up the east coast. we could highlight the plume of moisture coming out of the central plains all trying to come into the whole central pattern with the disturbance coming out of the gulf of mexico and one larger disturbance right now that one poise today reach us perhaps tomorrow night in through saturday. we have a couple of rounds of heavy rain, but it depends on where the upper low settles. i showers and storms somewhere between baltimore, salisbury and ocean city. the heaviest rain on the eastern shore. continues to pump rain into the region and looks like friday afternoon it is going to be wet and we'll watch the real heavy rain maybe just off the coast or clipping ocean city. 74 is our two degree guaranteed high and showers and storms will continue overnight. how about traffic. >> reporter: 50 westbound at the bay bridge, we have a broken down car at the right lane. also a reminder, the ramp to 100 westbound will be closed until mid fall. let's take a live look at t
to the north is plooking in sol -- locking in solid rain. michigan and wisconsin and northern illinois and northern indiana into ohioch the thinks be -- ohio. system will move into our direction and put the brakes on. our forecast model here this is just one of many computer model. this one actually paring down on the lower end of our rain threat but that will be there back into the mountain later today. and that throws clouds our way. so we expect to have sun and a mix of high clouds eventually the sun will fade out but we should have temperatures warming up over the next few days. pulling in the south eastern wind ahead of the system. when we head into tomorrow morning, and give our take the time with a grain of salt there will be showers that do line up. we could wake up with some wet weather as we go through tomorrow morning. and while you will notice not much action around central maryland, through the forecast period on wednesday morning, i do expect we will be in the general range of scattered showers and because of that south eastern wind is piled up a flood watch at least alon
years now, and we will ask former michigan governor january fer granholm what it will take to turn things around. >>> you notice you are getting nickelled and dimed every time you go to a hotel. we will break down the fees and help you avoid them. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your stuffy nose. [ deep breath ] thank you! that's the cold truth! from centrum. omega-3s go beyond heart health. probiotics go beyond digestive balance. and fruit & veggie has antioxidant properties. new pronutrients from centrum. help make nutrition possible. but your cloud of depression is still with you. maybe it's time to ask your doctor about adding seroquel xr to your antidepressant to treat your depression. seroquel xr is a once-daily, extended-release tablet, which means medication is released around the clock. for many, seroquel xr, when added to an antidepressant, was proven more effective than an antidepressant alone at helping people feel less depressed. call your doctor if you have unusual changes in mood, behavior, or thought
. breaking news in michigan. police say they are investigating an explosion near monroe, michigan, that seriously injured three people. the scene is located about halfway between detroit and toledo. authorities say a car bomb led to that explosion. >>> another deadly day in mexico. police shut down this busy road in the coastal town of boca del rio after they dumped 35 bodies under a highway bridge. police say it's all connected to organized crime. violence has escalated as rival gangs fight for control there. at least 35,000 people have died in drug violence in mexico over the last five years. >>> nasa says a dead satellite in space will probably make a crash landing here on earth tomorrow. the six ton piece of equipment the size of a city bus was put into orbit back in 1991. nasa experts expect the satellite to break into small pieces before falling. scientists say it could land as far north as canada or as far south as south america, but it will probably land in the ocean. the odds of pieces of the satellite hitting anyone are 1 in 3,200. nasa adds that no one has ever been hit
this is a special part of the country for me. i actually can recall the big four carriers on lake michigan. nice to see them from time to time. they pulled iron from the north throughout the entire region. one that manufactured oils such as building cars, tractors, trucks and machinery, so did the ship errs, miners and support industries. as a result of the great lakes area, it it flourishes really was a good lesson in how we've come to learn to need each other. that is industry from the states and throughout interdependent. clearly, job retention and job creation are foremost in everyone's minds today. of our president, to the state capital, jobs are the most pressing need. i give you my view on this issue, speaking as the ceo for the company and i do serve on a number of our corporate boards. one of the ways we enhance the value of said 10 to our shareholders is too careful allocation of capital. so we must provide capital businesses that can escrow. the growth is either limited or declining. we have to make discipline investments. and generally, only the very best projects go forward. they're
alters tone and tactics." here is one twitter message -- host: doreen, clinton township, michigan. caller: first off, i will vote for president obama. i think he is the most connected president we have ever had. second of all, i am sick and tired of people blaming him for this mess. he did not create this mess, congress created this mess. those people, spending our money, which they should not have been, i think that he needs to get tougher. mr. boehner is nothing but a pompous idiot. he did nothing to help our president. i am sick and tired of what is happening in congress. host: we are running out of time. i will jump in ike -- i will jump in here so that we can get more viewpoints in. you can leave a comment on our c-span page on facebook. here is one -- host: pat, for the duck, california. caller: i believe that he is trying to do everything that he can for the country. mitch mcconnell and all of the rest of the republicans, they need to sit down and try to work together. which president obama has tried to do for some time. it is to the point now where he is a little frustrated. peopl
. they are bleeding. i need someone here now. >> no kidding. eric chapel was driving through monroe, michigan, with his two sons when his volvo stationwagon suddenly blew up! investigators say the bomb was planted in the middle of the car. his sons suffered bad burns but they're expected to be ok. motive for the attack -- not known. a car bomb on a volvo. >> forget about empty nest syndrome. one man having a real life case of failure to launch. >> as long as you're up, son. >> come on, pop. you two have fun. >> you live with your parents? >> is that a problem? >> watch that movie on vacation, it's fantastic. just like his character, a man in italy is refusing to move out from a childhood home and now his parents are threatening a lawsuit to evict him. they say his 41-year-old son has a great job and fully capable of living on his own. let he continues to live with them rent free demanding home cooked meals and fresh laundry almost every day. what? 41? change the locks! something. >> well, by the way, for terry bradshaw not to win an emmy for that performance or an oscar, that's anti-fo
for people who are paralyzed. pretty amazing. one of a professor it at the university of michigan. thank you, jesse, so much for joining us on the show and bringing mabel with you. first, mabel doesn't exactly are sound like the amazing name of a futuristic row are bot. what does it stand for? >> it it's short for michigan an though poe morph ick -- with electric legs. but mabel is powered by four electric motors. when we were naming the robot, i wanted "m" nor michigan and "b" for bi-ped. the rest fell into place. >> i'm fascinated by mabel's knees. this is pretty rare for a robot to move like this? >> yes. what we're doing in this lab is working on the feedback algorithms, measuring the position and speed of all the robots' various joints. they do that once every millie second. we cal late what these joints should be doing and then we adjust the power commands to the motor such that the robot plays out the right responses to various responses. so the general field is called feedback control. we apply these methods to robots like mabel. >> so mabel is really cool. we all agree with that, bu
america wonderful. >> you mitt romney and rick perry leaving florida, heading to michigan today for a major republican conference going on there. we'll have more on the battle for florida next hour and take you live to orlando where both of those major conservative conferences are going on right now. meanwhile to the president right now, no child left behind. the obama administration saying it will immediately start reviewing applications from states that want to opt out of parts of that education plan. president obama spoke about the reasons for the change in his weekly address. >> while the goals behind no child left behind were admira e admirable, experience has taught us the law had serious flaws that are hurting our children instead of helping them. teachers are being forced to teach to the test while subjects like history and science are being squeezed out. in an order to avoid having their schools labeled as failures, some schools lowered their standards in a race to the bottom. >> president obama has an important night ahead of him. he has a speech to the congressional
the poll in orlando to attend campaign events in michigan. >> six ton satellite -- [ unintelligible ] plummeted to earth, officials not sure where it landed. they think it landed in the pacific. say parts could have fallen on land in the pacific northwest. no injuries or damage has been reported. >> michelle obama taking to reality tv. the first lady will appear on the season premiere of extreme makeover home edition. the focus will be on a shell in north carolina for homeless female veterans. >> shannon: that is a great show and great cause. i've e-mailed with your dad about the fact that he's sitting operate couch with kleenex watching that show every sunday night. >> reporter: yeah, you need it. >> special episode tonight, thanks peter. >> newt gingrich is no er to politics. -- is no stranger to politics. when a chance to catch up with him and asked him how he feels about some people calling him the brains of the operation when it comes to the gop field? >> pretty flattering. i don't object to being called somebody who has lots of ideas and sob who reads lots of book. -- and sock
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